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How to Make Homemade Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream

Updated on February 13, 2014

Do You Like Ice Cream?

Refreshing and delicious ice cream you can prepare by yourself, using seasonal fruits or other ingredients handy! This gives you the complete control over all the ingredients, you can add any flavour or fruit, and it is delicious!

The first ice cream was supposedly prepared by the Chinese, around 3000 years before Christ. It was actually a flavored ice made from frozen fruit juice. But how did they freeze it? They mixed snow or ice with salt and then they cover with it the dishes that contain fruit juice. Cooling principle of that method is: as salt increases boiling point, it also reduces the freezing point. By the legend, Marco Polo eventually transferred this method to Italy, so-called homeland of ice cream, and the ice cream boom began.

Photo Credit: Blueberry Ice Cream by gordonramsaysubmissions

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Preparing ice cream at home is so simple ... The only tools we need:

- Mixer

- Ice cream maker or molds

- Freezer

For making ice cream I personally prefer to use the ice cream maker. For children I sometimes prepare ice cream on a stick, which I make in the molds. That's simple - pour mixture for ice cream in molds, add sticks and put them in the freezer. Wait for one hour or two... Children love those fruity frozen sticks.

Tovolo Groovy Pop Molds - Yellow
Tovolo Groovy Pop Molds - Yellow

Amazon.com Review

Get an approving smile from the kids while serving them healthy juice snacks with Tovolo's yellow Groovy pop molds. Simply fill the funky shapes with favorite beverages, attach the handles, and set them upright on their custom tray in the freezer. Because the molds are individually cast, it's easy to serve one or all six at a time and to prepare assorted flavors. Built-in drip guards also keep clothes and hands clean--now that'll make mom grin. Crafted of durable plastic with a fun lemon hue, the molds offer a fresh, summertime look that can be enjoyed again and again. The entire set measures 7 by 5 by 8 inches. --Kara Karll

 
Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds, Set of 6, Green
Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds, Set of 6, Green

Make a cool summer treat even cooler and catch a shooting star with these Tovolo Green Shooting Star Pop Molds. Your home made popsicles will delight the kids and their friends with their unique star shape and built-in drip guards.

 
Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker with 24 Wooden Sticks
Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker with 24 Wooden Sticks

Norpo’s Popsicle maker transforms juice, fruit, yogurt, and even pudding into delicious frozen snacks. A favorite with kids, it makes ten, three-ounce treats at a time and includes 24 wooden sticks for an authentic popsicle experience. The handy kitchen tool is made from durable, sturdy plastic with an aluminum lid. The entire unit is dishwasher-safe. This product measures four inches high, by nine inches wide, by five inches deep, and is made in the USA.

 

The ice cream maker is very simple appliance. It consists of a base, in which comes in the cooling chamber and on the top we put mixing arm. Before use we should put cooling chamber for 12-24 hours in the freezer - after that it is cold enough for preparing ice cream. Then simply start the appliance and pour mixture for ice cream into the base. As the ice cream is constantly stirred during freezing, the final product gets dense, creamy consistency, with no bigger ice crystals.

Homemade ice cream should be eaten as soon as possible. Since no preservatives and antioxidants are added, it can be stored in the freezer only for shorter period (up to two months).

Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

Housed in brushed stainless steel with an embossed logo, this fully automatic small appliance makes frozen yogurt, sorbet, and homemade ice cream in as little as 25 minutes. The frozen-dessert maker features a heavy-duty motor and a double-insulated freezer bowl that holds up to 2 quarts of frozen dessert at a time. Simply add ingredients, turn the machine on, and frozen drinks and desserts are ready in minutes. Its large ingredient spout allows for easily adding favorite mix-ins, and an instruction book and recipes come included. A fun addition to any birthday party or backyard barbecue, the frozen-dessert maker measures approximately 8-1/4 by 8 by 11-1/4 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.

 
Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White
Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White

Creating up to 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks at home takes only about 20 minutes with this electric appliance, and salt and ice are not needed. After the machine's chilling chamber has been in the freezer for about eight hours the liquid between its walls becomes thoroughly frozen. The chamber then goes atop the power base, the unit's paddle goes into the chamber, the transparent top is locked in place, and the machine is turned on. Ingredients go into the chamber through an opening in the top as the paddle turns. The chamber chills the ingredients to whatever consistency is desired--though dense treats are hard to make because the paddle churns in air.

 
Nostalgia ICMP400BLUE 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker with Easy Carry Handle
Nostalgia ICMP400BLUE 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker with Easy Carry Handle

The Old Fashioned Ice Cream Maker™ provides a homemade ice cream experience with modern convenience. Simply fill the plastic bucket with ice, place the aluminum canister filled with ingredients in the center of the bucket and the electric motor does the churning for you. Soon, delicious ice cream is ready to serve! Makes 4 quarts of ice cream per batch.

 

Of all home-made ice cream is for me personally and also for my family, favorite blueberry-banana ice cream. In this combination there is an excellent mixture of the aromatic acidity of blueberries with creamy sweetness of banana. If possible, use bilberries instead of blueberries. Do you know the difference between bilberries and blueberries? Description of bilberries you can find here.

Photo Credit: banana and blueberry ice cream by judsond

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  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 50 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 10 oz blueberries (frozen)
  • 10 oz banana (2 bananas)
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 1/2 pint double cream
  • 1/2 pint full cream milk

Instructions

  1. 1. In blender pour cold cream and milk, add sugar, frozen blueberries and sliced bananas. Blend all together, so that they remain visible tiny pieces of blueberries.
  2. 2. Taste the mixture :) If needed, add some lemon or lime juice. Or maybe some sugar. It is totally on your taste preferences.
  3. 3. Pour the mixture into ice cream maker and leave it to freeze for 45 minutes, or until the ice cream reaches the desired consistency.
  4. 4. Do not forget: Enjoy your ice cream :)
Cast your vote for And now for the recipe: Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream

You Might Need Some More Recipes For Ice Cream...

With some skill, just few ingredients, and with even the simplest ice cream maker, you can make the delicious ice creams that have made Ben & Jerry's an American legend.

In Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book you can read the story about the boys who become the true story of success - from their start to their first ice cream shop.

But the best part comes next. Dastardly Mash, featuring nuts, raisins, and hunks of chocolate. The celebrated Heath Bar Crunch. New York Super Fudge Chunk. Oreo Mint. In addition to Ben & Jerry's 11 greatest hits, here are recipes for ice creams made with fresh fruit, with chocolate, with candies and cookies, and recipes for sorbets, sundaes, and baked goods. The 90-plus authentic recipes are spiced with Lyn Severance's bright, quirky, full-color illustrations.

Now they share all the recipes and techniques that have been made them nationwide heroes. Specially adapted to make at home, there are 90 recipes in all, including sorbets, summer slushes, giant sundaes and other ice-cream concoctions. All you have to do is remember Ben & Jerry's two rules of ice-cream making:

RULE #1: You don't have to be a pro to make incredibly delicious ice cream.

RULE #2: There's no such thing as an unredeemingly bad batch of homemade ice cream.

Interesting To See How Simple It Is To Make Ice Cream? In That Case Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

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      prikazen 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks dear :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think your Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream is going to be my new favorite!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      mmm love ice cream :) I have to try this ^^

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      Looks yummy... thanks for the recipe

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      Alana-r 4 years ago

      Looks sooo gooooood, must give it a try!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sure, I'll have a dish of your ice cream. Can I have coffee too? :)

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      Noctai LM 5 years ago

      Blueberry-Banana? Sounds awesome, I haven't had homemade ice cream in ages. *goes rooting around for the ice cream maker*

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      anka05 5 years ago

      I used a quite similar recipe, but without bananas. I'll try with bananas, sounds good :)... Thanks for sharing!

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      I love hommade icecream I make mine by hand 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, 1 cup of evaporated milk 2 TBS of Vanilla, Beat with a handmixer until it peaks freeze at least 8 hours before serving. Simple, easy and delicious!! I will have to try blueberries and bananna ice cream thanks for the recipe.

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      DeeHayes 5 years ago

      My favorite homemade ice cream is Black Walnut! One of the best things about making your own is being able to really load it down with lots of nuts. Also knowing exactly what is REALLY in your ice cream.

      Thanks for this recipe, I will be making it soon.

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      Escapes2 5 years ago

      No favorite recipe, but I will be trying your ice cream recipe!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      No, but I love ice cream!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I grew up with my grandparents and mom making lots of different kinds of homemade ice cream with a hand cranked freezer and then electric. Such good times. :)

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      fifta 5 years ago

      I haven't made ice cream before, your recipe looks simple, I should give it a try.. perfect for summer

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      This sounds so good!

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      Yes I do, but I will try it by your recipe, too! Sounds delicious :)